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Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX2300 Switches

When planning the site for installing an EX2300 switch, you must allow sufficient clearance around the installed switch. Figure 19 shows the clearance requirements for the EX2300-C switch models. Figure 20 shows the clearance requirements for EX2300 switches, except the EX2300-C switch model, with PoE capability. The depth of EX2300 switches, except the EX2300-C switch model, without PoE capability is 10 in. (25.4 cm).

Figure 19: Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX2300-C Switches

Clearance Requirements
for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX2300-C Switches

Figure 20: Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX2300 Switches Except EX2200-C Switches

Clearance Requirements
for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX2300 Switches Except EX2200-C
Switches

The power cord retainer clips extend out of the rear of the chassis by 3 in. (7.6 cm).

  • Allow at least 6 in. (15.2 cm) of clearance on the side between devices that have fans installed. Allow 2.8 in. (7 cm) between the side of the chassis and any non-heat-producing surface such as a wall. For the cooling system to function properly, the airflow around the chassis must be unrestricted.

    Figure 21 shows the airflow in EX2300 switches with 24 ports with PoE capability. Figure 22 shows the airflow in EX2300 switches with 48 ports with PoE capability. Figure 23 shows the airflow in EX2300 switches without PoE capability.

    Figure 21: Airflow Direction in EX2300 Switches with 24 Ports with PoE Capability

    Airflow Direction
in EX2300 Switches with 24 Ports with PoE Capability

    Figure 22: Airflow Direction in EX2300 Switches with 48 Ports with PoE Capability

    Airflow Direction
in EX2300 Switches with 48 Ports with PoE Capability

    Figure 23: Airflow Direction in EX2300 Switches without PoE Capability

    Airflow Direction
in EX2300 Switches without PoE Capability
  • If you are mounting an EX2300 switch in a rack or cabinet with other equipment, or if you are placing it on or under a desk or floor near other equipment, ensure that the exhaust from other equipment does not blow into the intake vents of the chassis.

    Note: You can mount only EX2300-C switches under a desk or other level surface.

  • Leave at least 24 in. (61 cm) in front of the switch and 6 in. (15.2 cm) behind the switch. For service personnel to remove and install hardware components, you must leave adequate space at the front and back of the switch. NEBS GR-63 recommends that you allow at least 30 in. (76.2 cm) in front of the rack or cabinet and 24 in. (61 cm) behind the rack or cabinet.

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Modified: 2017-01-17